Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces 2020-21 Leadership at Virtual Annual Meeting

Chairman Kevin Plummer of Tampa Preparatory School elected to serve a second term


TAMPA, Fla – The Tampa Downtown Partnership celebrated its 34th year of Downtown innovation, growth, and inclusion by reflecting on accomplishments, welcoming a new slate of leadership, and setting the stage for future opportunities.


This year’s meeting looked a little different, as the event was live-streamed from the Tampa Downtown Hilton, with special guest Mayor Jane Castor noting during her remarks that the Tampa Downtown Partnership accomplished many successes this past year. The Partnership recently supported small downtown businesses during COVID-19 ‘safer at home’ orders via the Reinvestment and Relief (“REfund”) Grant Program with 50 grants of $1000 disbursed in under three days, as well as helping support Mayor Jane Castor’s Lift Up Local initiative. This past year the Partnership also launched Downtown’s first parking plan and the inaugural Boom by the Bay and New Yaargh’s Eve events, among other initiatives.


“The Partnership has been able to be very thoughtful and helpful to our Downtown during this time, and we are just getting started. I am energized to serve and lead the Partnership into the new decade and keep up Downtown’s momentum,” said Chairman Kevin Plummer.


A video reflecting on the past year is located here:


2020-2021 Officers

Chairperson: Kevin Plummer, Tampa Preparatory School

Vice Chairperson: Jim Themides, Wells Fargo Bank

Treasurer: Tim Koletic, Fifth Third Bank

Secretary: Abbey D. Ahern, The Dohring Group

Immediate Past Chair: Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, Goodwyn|Mills|Cawood

President and CEO: Lynda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership


2020-2021 Executive Committee

John Avlon/John Larocca, Hillsborough River Realty / The Jeffries Companies

Jason Collins, Ph.D., PE, AICP, Adeas-Q

Michael English, AICP, The Dikman Company
Tyler Hudson, Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort

Kimberly Madison, Strategic Property Partners, LLC

Dave M. Mechanik, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester


2020-2021 Board of Directors

Paul Anderson, Port Tampa Bay

Haley R. Ayure, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Josh Baumgartner, Tampa Electric

Christine M. Burdick, Emeritus Board Member

Josh Christensen, Suffolk Construction

Randy Coen, Coen & Company

Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay

Robin Delavergne, Tampa General Hospital

Joseph Deluca, Tampa Bay Times

Brian Fender, Grayrobinson

Keith G. Greminger, AIA, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Thomas N. Henderson III, Hill, Ward & Henderson, PA

Rebecca Hessinger, Hillsborough County

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

Gregory Kadet, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Michael Kilgore, Columbia Restaurant Group

Melanie Lenz, Tampa Bay Rays

Judith Lisi, David A. Straz, Jr. Center For The Performing Arts

Jin Liu, Carlton Fields

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, USF Health

Joseph D. Marshburn, Bank of Tampa

Leroy Moore, Tampa Housing Authority

Julius Nasso, Related Group

Barry Oaks, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephen Panzarino, AIA, NCARB, AECOM

Kevin Preast, Tampa Bay Lightning
R. Marshall Rainey, Burr & Forman LLP

Craig J. Richard, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

Dr. Bob Rohrlack, CCE, Tampa Bay Chamber

Neale Stralow, VHB
Robert G. Stern, Trenam Law

Christine Turner, Chappellroberts

Braxton Williams, PNC Bank

Bryan Wilson, The Beck Group

Kendall Wilson, Holland & Knight

Andy Wood, The Florida Aquarium

Andrea E. Zelman, City of Tampa